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Dr. David Levens

Plastic Surgery
Pompano Beach, FL
40 years experience male

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Office

Pompano Beach, FL

Address

1725 University Drive Suite 300, Pompano Beach, FL
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Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

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179 Answers
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Good results: Gynecomastia correction is a safe, reliable procedure which is well tolerated with good results. Consult with a plastic surgeon to learn more about yo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Stem cells - Future: Fat cells have shown promise as a source of stem cells that may eventually be able to be used to treat many conditions, one of which is spinal cord in... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Probably ok: Most people that think they are prone to keloids simply have "unsatisfactory" but normal scars, not true keloids. True keloids are rare especially on ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Fat transfer to the breasts is a new and exciting area in plastic surgery. Fat has long been grafted to other areas of the body for reconstructive or... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Pain medicine: The surgery typically will be performed with a local anesthetic so you shouldn't feel much after the injection. This will leave the area numb so you c... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Very low risk: Anytime a facial skin resurfacing procedure is done, there is potential for prolonged redness from normal healing. Sun (UV) exposure should be limited... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Sometimes: Capsular contracture is one of the most vexing problems in implant surgery, cosmetic or reconstructive. Causative theories, preventative measures and... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
May not be possible: With a laceration (open wound), proper care involves thorough cleansing, irrigation and sometimes debridement (removal of foreign debris and any devit... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
It may: A mole or nevus is a benign skin growth that can easily be removed in the office with local anesthesia. Depending on the depth of the lesion and the t... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
It is OK: Timing of breast tissue expansion in reconstruction varies. Decisions on timing are dependent on several factors including how you are feeling/healing... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Be patient: There can be swelling in the area for several weeks after surgery. Be patient and check in with your surgeon. It may take up to 3 months to recover ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Not likely: Gynecomastia is usually idiopathic (no known cause) associated with normal hormonal fluctuations of puberty and often resolves spontaneously after a f... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Scars are permanent: Hidradenitis suppurativa can be a very debilitating condition with chronic pain, drainage and infection. Multiple small surgeries or sometimes larger ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
It can't hurt to ask: My prejudice is that physicians should practice within the parameters of their clinical privileges and core curriculum. While your ob-gyn may well be... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Silicone topical either as a gel or in the form of a sheet is a very helpful treatment for early scars.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Surgery is indicated: A lipoma is a benign fatty tissue tumor that can be easily removed if symptomatic or if there is any concern that it may be a different type of tumor.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: As with any medical condition, it is important that you follow up with treatment recommendations of your physician and share that information with you... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Ask for a referral: Ask your physician for a recommendation. Two good online sources are the american society for plastic surgery and the american society of aesthetic pl... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatment... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Difficult problem: A keloid is an unusual scar resulting from a minor scratch or a planned surgery. Typically they occur on the ears, shoulders and chest, although they ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Surgery is surgery: The "core" physicians that perform plastic surgery of the face are plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons (ENT) and some dermatologists with specia... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Nerve recovery: One of the most common, usually completely reversible consequences of liposuction is change in sensation. Areas of numbness are expected after lipos... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Not : Not a good idea. I will assume you meant injecting silicone "as" or "for" a buttock implant and not "from" an implant. The most common, accepted but... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
There : There may be no visible scars from a "nose job" (rhinoplasty) if it is performed "endonasally", meaning the only incisions are inside the nose. Howev... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Typical : Typical initial facelift recovery is 2 weeks major downtime. Most patients can return to work at 10 days to 2 weeks, long enough for most of the ear... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
A : A "mommy makeover" is the term that generally describes combination procedures for enhancement of both the breasts and abdomen/trunk area, as well as ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
It : It is very unlikely for breast implants to "fail" or rupture from a trip and fall or contact sports. In fact most cases of implant failure are not as... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Male : Male breast reduction is typically for gynecomastia, a common condition. Although there is usually no known cause, Anabolic steroids can be the culpr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Your : Your height and weight are quite satisfactory and congratulations on your weight loss. The decision to proceed with a "mini" tummy tuck instead of a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Fat : Fat accumulates in certain areas based on many factors including hereditary factors, your sex, age and body weight. The inner thigh is a common area ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Have a consultation: There are excellent physicians that specialize in hair restoration and you should consult with one or several to determine the best treatment for your... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Fairly routine: Gynecomastia surgery usually involves a combination of liposuction and direct tissue excision through a small incision at the lower edge of the areola... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
For : For large areas of loose skin after weight loss, it is likely that a more definitive surgical procedure such as tummy tuck, breast, arm or thigh lift ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends : Depends on the surgeon and the complexity, but generally 1-1.5 hours for all 4 evelids.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Not sure: Non-pregnancy causes of spontaneous breast size increase include generalized weight gain and menopausal changes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
It depends: Breast reduction surgery may occasionally be covered by medical insurance if there is a medical necessity that can be proven and documented. This req... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Clean and rotate : Keep the area clean with soap and water, you can use a dab of alcohol and/or peroxide to disinfect for a day or two. Be sure to rotate the earring an... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Ear reconstruction: There are many variations of birth defects of the ears and there are many options for reconstruction. Arrange for a consultation with a plastic sur... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
A different filler: Sculptra is poly l-lactic acid. First fda approved for treatment if lipoatrophy from anti-viral HIV drug treatments, for the last several years market... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Sometimes: Depending on the reason for breast implant removal and the condition of the implants, usually the goal would be to leave the breast tissue alone as mu... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Assuming you are referring to post mastectomy reconstruction, then you have mentioned the three most common techniques for reconstruction whether imme... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Can be very good: Ultrasonic liposuction uses ultrasound energy, just one of many different energy modalities delivered to the fatty tissues before or during fat remov... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No easy answer: Not sure what you mean by "firm up". Breast reduction is usually a very satisfying surgery for women that have long been bothered by disproportionate... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Women with breast implants are encouraged to breast feed just as any other woman and most do so without a problem. Some women may experience difficul... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes it is safe: You will not develop any new wrinkles simply because you stop having Botox or Dysport injections. What will occur and may be misinterpreted as "a res... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Not a good idea: For a young person under 18, it is not only inadvisable but could be illegal to have a medical or surgical procedure performed without parental conse... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Accepted & available: Plastic surgery has become increasingly acceptable and available and therefore more people are considering it for themselves. Traditionally, women hav... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
It depends: Don't know your age, but, if you are referring to breasts, everyone develops differently. It would be best to be patient and discuss your concerns wi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
The same: Anytime the skin is penetrated or opened a wound is created. This can vary from a puncture wound to a large deep opening. "broken skin" can occur fro... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
10-14 days: Most plastic surgeons allow surgical sites to get wet (as in the shower) within 48-72 hours but immersion in water as with a bath or swimming probably... Read More
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Dr. David Levens is one of the most respected plastic surgeons in the South Florida area. He has outstanding academic training, and patients referred to him comment about both his professionalism, wo...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Levens is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Levens is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was told it would be five months as my case was easy, thank you.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No culture though so might need to do more now? Topical antibiotici
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Thanks for your quick reply! Why do people move to FL?Heading back to the northeast. Good riddance!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Fort Lauderdale Region - Fall
2014
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